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Staying Young with Proper Skincare

Staying Young with Proper Skincare

While I do realize that every day I get a little bit older, I still do what I can to maintain my youthful look.  That means that I don’t spend a lot of time out in the sun, work a stressful job or behave like I did when I was in my twenties.  I am not afraid to admit that I take care of myself as best as I can, and I certainly reap the rewards of doing so.

I look younger than all of my friends, so I must be doing something right.

One of the ways that I take care of my skin is by going for my European facial in Manhattan NY once per month.  It is something that I was introduced to just a couple of years ago when my wife dared me to go on a date with her to the spa.  At the time, the staff at Dyanna Spa suggested that a European facial was the best choice for someone that has never had a facial, so that is exactly what I did.

I really enjoyed the entire experience.

Taking care of my skin has really made a difference in terms of my aging process, and most people guess that I am a lot younger than my true age.  It always makes me smile when someone guesses wrong – it is flattering to know that I don’t look like a guy who is just about forty.

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July 27, 20150 comments
Celebrating Rakhi this Year

Celebrating Rakhi this Year

When I made my New Year’s Resolution this year, I decided that I was going to celebrate some of the traditions observed by my friends.  It seemed like it would be a great opportunity to learn about other cultures and grow as a person.

Send Rakhi Online from BoonToon.com When I approached my best friend, Jivjot and asked him what tradition of his we could celebrate, he told me that celebrating Rakhi (also known as Raksha Bandhan) would be the most appropriate.

He explained that Rakhi is the celebration of the love and duty between brothers and their sisters – even ones that are not related.

Part of the tradition involves women shopping for Rakhi which is a ceremonial thread that is tied around their brother’s wrist.  Since there are no stores in our community that carry them, I decided to send Rakhi online instead.  It made a lot more sense to get it online anyway as I was able to pick and choose a suitable one for Jivjot.

Ordering it online from Boontoon.com will make it possible for Jivjot to receive his Rakhi on the morning of Raksha Bandhan as I know that I will be traveling out of town on that day.  I made sure to order a card to be included with his gift wishing him well, as that is customary if you are not going to see each other that day.

I am excited that this will be a new tradition that we will be able to share for years to come.

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Heading to the Facial Spa Today

Heading to the Facial Spa Today

At one point in my life, I used to head over to the spa weekly to feel refreshed and relaxed.  I love being pampered and taking care of myself really makes me happy.  But like many people, life became busy and I made it to the point where I just didn’t have time to go to the spa anymore.

But I have had enough – I am going to make time to do those things that I love.

So last week, I made an appointment at the spa that offered the best facials in Manhattan NY.  I have been to Dyanna Spa a few times and every time that I have gone there, I have been happy with the service, the staff and especially the price.  My limited budget doesn’t leave room for these kind of luxuries, but their prices are very affordable.

I can’t wait to head off to the spa this afternoon.

While I am going on my own this time, I think next time I will have to take my girlfriends with me.  Not only would we look good when we walk out the door, but we would have a wonderful time having a girl’s day out.

Today is going to be a wonderful day :)

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Cheap Designer Sunglasses

Cheap Designer Sunglasses

After an unfortunate boating accident this past weekend where my Ray-Ban sunglasses fell off the back of our boat down into the lake, I found myself needing a new pair of sunglasses.  I wasn’t going to make the same mistake as I did last time and buy them locally, so I decided to see if I could find a place that sold cheap designer sunglasses online.

As a college student it is hard to justify spending a lot of money on these kind of accessories, but I needed to get something.  A couple of clicks and a bit of searching online, I found myself at 1To5.biz.  This site carries discounted designer sunglasses from just about every brand under the sun, and their prices were perfect.  Most of their products were on sale for 75% off with free shipping, so I bought myself a couple of pairs of sunglasses.

While I wanted to buy some of their clothing and other fashion accessories as well, I decided that any more shopping was going to have to wait until my next paycheck.

So, if you are looking for a good deal on designer sunglasses, clothing or accessories, take advantage of the great savings I found over at https://1to5.biz/

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Following in the Footsteps of Successful Online Businesses

Following in the Footsteps of Successful Online Businesses

One of the things that you learn early on in your journey as an entrepreneur is that you can accelerate your success if you emulate what other successful businesses are doing.  Most of these successful companies have learned from testing what works and what doesn’t, and have refined their businesses into successful machines that work.   By copying how these businesses work, you have a greater chance of succeeding with your own.

Personally, I was looking for a way to shortcut my success online.  I could handle running an online business in my spare time, but I really wanted to build it up to the point where it could be my fulltime income and I could kiss my job goodbye.  I really wanted to spend my time with my kids and not in my cubicle at work.

Since I had no friends that were succeeding with online business, I had to look for other resources that I could leverage on my road to success.  The one that has really shot my business forward would be the swipe files from SwipeVaultBusiness.com.  They are a set of proven business strategies, tricks and products that people are making money from right now online.

It was a goldmine of information all at my fingertips.

Instead of trying to guess what was going to work, I followed the information in the swipe files to start building a successful internet business without having to figure out everything on my own.  Everything was laid out in an easy to follow fashion, and every day I am getting closer to my dreams of retirement.

If you are looking to start an online business or if you are an online entrepreneur already, these swipe files will really help you get the most out of your online business and help you to reach your goals of financial freedom a lot sooner than doing things on your own.  To learn more, visit http://swipevaultbusiness.com/

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July 26, 20150 comments
Picking the Number for our Draw

Picking the Number for our Draw

Picking a number out of a hat worked well for our small town draw for many years but now things have changed.  Instead of just fifty people participating, this year we have over fiver hundred.  So, drawing out of a hat was not going to work very well, so we decided to look at alternative ways to make this draw happen.

Since I have a background in computer science, I thought that there should be an easy way to pick a number with a machine and go with that.  Now, I didn’t want to get into coding anything as I am a bit rusty when it comes to programming, so I turned to the internet to see if I could find a solution.

I knew that if I could find a number generator that worked on a webpage, we could use it to pick a random number from all of our entrants.  The tickets were numbered anyway, so as long as the generator would pick from a range of numbers I knew it would work.

I was able to find the number generating tool that would work perfectly for this task at numgen.org.  All I did was type the range of numbers we were using into a form and hit “Generate”.

Then we had a winner.

In the future, I will be using this site every time I need to generate a random number. 

You can try it yourself over at http://www.numgen.org/

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Enjoying Doll Dolce Skincare Products

Enjoying Doll Dolce Skincare Products

While I really do enjoy wearing makeup, removing it has always been a challenge for me.  You see, I have very sensitive skin that seems to be allergic to just about everything, and finding both makeup and makeup-remover that works well with my skin has been tough.  I am always on the lookout for new skin products that play well with my skin, so when I had the opportunity to try Doll Dolce makeup-remover I was excited.

What really spoke to me with the Doll Dolce skin care product was that it was 70% organic.  According to their website, DollDolce.com, it contains organic sunflower oil, olive oil, avocado oil, aloe, rosemary, Kolum Butter and Jojoba Oil for moisturizing.  Since it uses so many organic ingredients it is safe to use every day, and I noticed that it didn’t dry out or irritate my skin at all.

Removing my makeup was easy – all I did was apply the cream to my face and wash it off with water.  After drying my face, my skin felt soft, smooth and refreshed.  It played well with my skin, and it will be my go-to makeup remover from now on.

To learn more about Doll Dolce skin care, visit their site at http://www.dolldolce.com/

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July 25, 20150 comments
Repaired my Computer in Denver

Repaired my Computer in Denver

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Denver on business.  We had a couple of prospects out there that we were going to sign as clients, and I decided to make my business trip a little family vacation as well.  I really only needed one day for work, so I thought that we could take the kids out there a couple of days in advance to enjoy some rest and relaxation.

I brought my business laptop with me, and the one day I left it out while I went down to the gym to work out.  When I came back, something was wrong with my computer.

It turns out that the kids had been playing on my computer, and somehow managed to get a virus on it.  I really didn’t have time to fool around with it, so I picked up the phone and found a shop that offered Denver laptop repair.

The first company that I found that had time to look at my computer was Ebox Support, and I rushed down to the shop as quickly as I could.

As it turned out, they were able to remove the virus and get everything back to normal before they closed at 6 PM.

They were lifesavers.

Not only was the computer working better than new, but I was able to close the deal with our prospects.

It ended up being a good trip.

I know that if I ever run into computer problem when I am in Denver, I will work with Ebox Support again. 

If you need help with your computer, you can check them out at http://eboxsupport.com/

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July 24, 20150 comments
Decorating Presents with Chinese Paper Cuttings

Decorating Presents with Chinese Paper Cuttings

While most people are happy to wrap their presents with the plain-Jane wrapping paper that you find at the store, I prefer to do something different.  I really feel that the job of covering the present is just as important as picking the perfect gift.  It shows that you put some thought and care into selecting the gift, and I really think that people appreciate the care and attention that I pay to their gifts.

This year, I have been using Chinese paper cuttings to decorate gifts and give them a more personal feel.  I source all of the cuttings from ArtChina.com.au, and every piece that I order from them is beautiful and exquisite.  They add just the right amount of color to the package, and in many respects, they are a gift in themselves.  I have had countless people thank me for the gorgeous and exquisite gift wrap even before they open it.

It makes every gift I give unique.

While I use these cuttings as gift wrap, there are countless uses for them.  I have used them as the cover of a handmade card, and even mounted some and put them on my wall.

Browse the available Chinese paper cuttings and order some for your next project here http://www.artchina.com.au/

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Set Up an Interactive Map with iMapBuilder

Set Up an Interactive Map with iMapBuilder

I was pretty excited this summer when I was chosen to work in an internship program for the city leisure services.  It has been a dream of mine to coordinate something of this scope, and I am hoping that this experience will help pave a career in leisure services and activity planning.  I know that this summer will provide me with some valuable experience that I can bring with me to future employers.

One of the things that I have been working on has been creating interactive maps for the leisure services website.  These maps help our customers find the current activities that are happening in the city right now, and they are visually represented on a map of the city.

It was quite the ambitious idea, but I knew that I could do it.

iMapBuilder - Interactive HTML5 Map Builder In order to make the maps visible on both computers and mobile devices, we used iMapBuilder, a desktop software package that allows you to create your own clickable and interactive maps.  We started with our JPG map of the city, and added details including labels, icons, tool tips and more.  Marking up the map was easy thanks to the point-and-click interface, and it didn’t take long to complete my interactive map.

I exported the finished map into HTML5 format and embedded it on the website – it was really easy.

Now, anyone living in our city can visit the leisure services site and use our interactive map to find leisure programming close to them whether they are using their computer, smartphone or tablet.

If you are looking to create an interactive map for your next project or presentation, iMapBuilder is the perfect solution for you.  To learn more, visit http://www.imapbuilder.com

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July 23, 20150 comments